Liselle Batt is a full-time farrier providing balanced shoeing and trimming service for all breeds and disciplines of horses in western and central Maine. An avid horse-owner herself, Liselle's goal is to provide to her clients the kind of farrier service she has always sought for her own horses- knowledgeable, open-minded, courteous, and patient.
In additional to conventional shoeing options (steel or aluminum), Liselle offers glue-on and composite shoes.
Liselle graduated in 2012 from Mission Farrier School in western Washington State. She holds an APF-1 accreditation from the American Association of Professional Farriers (AAPF), which requires passing a 400+ question written exam and maintaining at least 23 credits/year of continuing education. She was recently elected 2019 president of Maine Farriers Association, and was the secretary from 2014-2016. She holds a B.S. in Geology and English from James Madison University and a Ph.D. in Geology from University of Idaho.
Liselle and her husband, Austin, own Butterfield Farm, a 130 acre horse and hobby apple farm in western Maine. BFF offers limited trailer-in farrier service in their heated barn, natural horsemanship training, and beginner lessons in the outdoor arena and round-pen. In her free time, Liselle enjoys riding her QH mare Brazen and chasing the goats out of her garden. Click here to read more about Western Maine Farrier Service in the Daily Bulldog, a local newspaper for Franklin county.
2012 Graduate of Mission Farrier School, WA state.
MFS is one of the country's premier farrier schools.
- functional anatomy including limb dissection
- traditional craftsmanship and forging handmade shoes
- hoof mapping and barefoot trimming
- radiograph (x-ray) interpretation
- shoeing solutions for pleasure, performance and therapeutic cases.
- natural horsemanship
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2010-2011 Apprentice to barefoot trimmer Susanne Elmer of Houston, Texas
Studied and applied trimming methods of hoof practitioner Pete Ramey to horses across southeast Texas.
Natural Horsemanship Experience
Liselle has over 15 years of experience training horses in a semi-professional capacity. Experience includes: starting over 20 young horses under saddle, stud handler/trainer at a QH ranch in Idaho, and training for lesson horses used in therapeutic riding programs and for pleasure and competitive trail.
-Also serving as current MFA secretary
Additional Education & Work Experience
2011-2005 Petroleum Exploration & Research Geologist, ExxonMobil Corp.
2005-2000 Ph.D Geology, University of Idaho
1999-1995 B.S. Geology and English, James Madison University, VA
Primary Service Area: Franklin/Oxford counties
Currently serving clients in:Wilton,
Farmington, New Sharon, Chesterville, New Vineyard, Kingfield, Mount Vernon, Skowhegan, Newport,
Belgrade, Augusta, Readfield, Manchester, Gardiner, Jay, Livermore,
Canton, Rumford, Bethel, Andover, Norway, South Paris, Minot, Lewiston, Bowdoin, Waldoboro and more!
Trailer-in farrier service to Butterfield Farm in Wilton is available by appointment.